Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a minimum term contract?
We don’t require a contract at all. This is because we get results fast. (Be careful dealing with companies who require any more than a few months to show a result as it simply does not take that long to see a result). Usually we see a result for you within a few weeks of your first order.
How many links can I expect?
We don’t estimate the number of links you will receive. Services that sell packages based on number of backlinks often get tempted to produce low quality links using spammy tools. The key feature that sets our packages apart is the focus on quality content and placing that in the right places to get the right type of links. Our team hand prepare the core resources and this content ‘sticks’ in the search engine longer. You will get quality placements and this will result in links coming back to your website from diverse places on the internet including multiple IP addresses. The links we place are embedded into hand written quality posts with a view to usability.
How Long Will It Take To Rank?
The rate of rise will be determined by many factors. If your phrase is not overly competitive it can be within days. If you have a very competitive market (for example ‘credit card’) it can take longer. The more the result is ‘worth’ in commercial terms the more you may need to invest towards owning a top position. Some clients make $10,000 per sale for valuable search terms so they invest more resource into the content creation and distribution campaigns. These markets are take longer to rank in. It is impossible to predict with certainty.
Do you Guarantee results?
You are right to be skeptical of suppliers who offer you guarantees of number one rankings. The reality is that there are too many factors beyond the control of an individual. Google change the ranking algorithm often. Historically our team have been able to achieve some spectacular results for customers. We do guarantee that our team will do extra work on your project to make a significant difference in the quality of content distributed on the web pointing back to your website. We have never had a search term that we cannot improve eventually. Note, we will prevent you from trying to rank unrealistic terms like ‘golf’ or ‘loan’. All that we ask is that you are realistic and fair and that you have followed the suggestions in the glossary section of this website.
Where is your team based?
SEOpartner is owned by an Australian business and has team members in both Australia and Manila. We train face to face every quarter and over webinar daily. Our team are well versed on quality marketing techniques.
Who makes the content?
All articles, PDFs, Press releases, Videos are made in-house by our own SuperFastBusiness staff. Pictures are sourced either from our original photography library or purchased for your project. If you have technical content and pictures you should supply that to the team.
Are your team well trained?
The team have been hand recruited and trained by internet marketing expert James Schramko. James formed this team starting with one person and building up to more than thirty. The team only worked on private projects for the first year and half until they were able to become world class. This team produced the Traffic product called TrafficGrab which sold well over 2000 copies and was heralded as a game changer. The famous “Spaghetti Bowl” SEO diagram was invented and developed by this elite team. The team use very few automation tools to do the work, instead favoring hand crafted techniques. Content created and submitted by hand will always outrank auto generated software. It takes longer and costs more however like a fine wine or a bespoke suit the result is well worth it. If you think you will rank your website using Fiverr services then you are in for a shock…..
Are there any keywords that we cannot ask for?
Here are some examples of phrases that we cannot work on: Internet Marketing, online marketing, website promotion, website marketing, content creation, content distribution, Affiliate Marketing, James Schramko, seo related phrases of any type, most internet marketing product review and web development or web design related keywords. We also have some niche markets that have conflicts however we will advise you after order. We do not publish a list of all terms.
We are unable to work on any site that would violate the Google Adsense policies (we see them as a good benchmark).
How to recover from Panda and Penguin update?
Have you been affected by the Panda and Penguin update released by Google? Worry no more because we have created a handy infographic for you to better understand its causes and possible effects on your website. You can also read our guide on how to resolve Google Panda and penguin updates.
Our experienced Research and Development team will assist your account manager with analysis of link profiles and trouble shooting.
Visit our calendar of Google Updates in the past couple of years for reference here.
What are brand signals?
Brand signals are the company’s brand name, website name or the exact url that they are using. An example of a brand name is SEOPartner or www.seopartner.com Since the release of the Panda and Penguin updates last April, it is highly recommended that the anchor texts use more brand signals instead of money keywords like “SEO services”, “SEO company” or “SEO outsource” because those anchor texts aim to manipulate the search rankings and are being penalized by the Google webspam team. The branding signals, on the other hand, are more natural anchor texts for your link profile. These brand signals are still very effective in terms of improving your position with the keywords you are targeting as long as those keywords are present in your page title. (page title example “SEOPartner – Outsourced SEO Services”)
What is a cache date and what does it mean if it’s not updated?
The cache date is the last date that Google has crawled your pages. If it is not up to date, it means that Google does not get to crawl your site more often. It is necessary to get your site crawled more regularly.
How do I come up with the right Press Release angles?
We have researched and carefully prepared a document to guide you in choosing the right topics for your press release.
What other services do you provide and would my business benefit from them?
Check out this product comparison chart to see and compare our other traffic services.
How do I promote my business website?
Here are great tips and strategies from James Schramko, watch this video
How can I avoid over optimized Backlinks?
You can visit this page to know more about the effects of over-optimized backlinks and how you can avoid it.
What are the usual SEO mistakes and how can we avoid them?
For a concise guide to avoiding common SEO errors, visit this page and view the featured video.
What do you recommend in terms of action to show how things are going?
We provide the rankings of your chosen keywords after each project. We only provide 1 report each month which states the before and after rankings of the keywords we have worked on. We would also like you to check both your webmaster tools data for impressions and your analytics data for traffic improvements.
Is it fine to work on the same keywords each month?
We can not continuously work on the same keywords every month because that would lead to over optimization. We suggest you rotate your target keywords and landing pages every 2 months.
Is it alright to use images instead of textual content on my pages?
Using text content is a better way to go because it can be crawled by Google and will give you more search impressions on the internet. Meanwhile images can’t be crawled and the information printed on those images will not have any results on Google.
What does it mean by page title and meta descriptions should be optimized?
The keywords you are targeting should be integrated into your page title, description and content. We want to maximize the SEO work done.
What are “non-money keywords”?
Non money keywords are neutral keywords like ‘click here’ that do not contain the highest $$ conversion for you, however are more natural.
I requested a website check, but your research team told me that work on my site may be a wasted effort. Why?
We categorise websites according to their health history and they are as follows:
Red – Websites with a history of declines in search engine traffic and organic keyword impressions. Sites that we suspect to have a manual penalty or a bad rating with Google.
Yellow – Websites that are fairly new with little or no backlinks, search engine traffic or organic keyword impressions.
Green – Websites that have shown continuous progress in keyword impressions and search engine traffic.
We have most likely declined working on your website because it falls under the Red category and SEO work done may not improve the rankings. In fact in some cases it could further hurt website rankings where there is a penalty in place. Our research team will advise you of the best way to repair the issues before you should proceed with an SEO campaign.
The Yellow and Green categories are what we work on and we will advice the best package that could work well on your site. We are certain we will get you excellent results with these sites.
Get a website check here.
How do I come up with the right key phrase?
It is important to choose the right keyphrase to use in your reputation repair campaign. Take time to research and examine what keywords related to the company or product are doing the most damage. Almost always, bad reviews show up when users search for the name of the company or the product, so you should focus on these.
With the right keywords in place and an arsenal of high quality content for distribution, companies and individuals with tarnished reputations online can then push down negative publicity by promoting websites that contain only positive news.
Who will need reputation management services?
Try to Google your name or the name of your company right now. Do you see anything you don’t like? If you do, you will need the help of reputation repair services to shield you against all the damaging information on the Web. Considering that potential customers increasingly heading online to search for products and services, bad reviews that turn up in a search can indicate lost business. We can highlight positive pages to bury offending sites deep in search results by creating other sites that will push damaging reviews off the first pages.
How does Reputation Repair work?
Once you decide to avail of this online reputation repair service, you will be asked to provide necessary information needed to start the project, such as names for domain sites, C panel hosting logins, target phrase, and other pertinent details. Once the team receives this information, they will then create three SEO optimized sites and rest assured they are brand new. On the other hand, our content team will also create well-written and original content articles that will be rewritten and distributed to different web2.0 sites. Additionally, a high quality video and custom PDF file will be generated and shared in multiple video, document sharing and social network sites. And since we highly acknowledge the power of news sites in generating backlinks, one Press Release is written and submitted.
Once the articles, videos, PDF and Press Release are all posted, they will be bookmarked and all RSS feeds will be mashed and syndicated. Rest assured that all content will undergo approval first before being published.
What happens to the sites after the project is done?
All sites that are going to be built are already owned by the client. Clients get to keep them after the project is done. They can add more contents to it as they wish.
How does Reputation Repair differ from SEO?
To begin with, let’s define both of these terms first. SEO or otherwise known as Search Engine Optimization is the process of affecting the visibility of a website in search engine’s results page. On the other hand, Reputation Repair is done when you wish to top the search results for your brand name and hide bad publicities from the top page. Generally, one of the basic differences between the two lies in their target phrase/s. For SEO projects, the minimum key phrases needed would be three (3) and the maximum is ten (10). Content articles to be created will then be divided to these keywords. Reputation repair projects, contrary to SEO, will only have 1 key phrase and all efforts will be focused on it.
Another difference would be the target sites or domains. Since the aim of Reputation Repair project is to boost the ranking of the brand itself and eliminate negative press published online, new sites or domains are to be created. Fresh content will be added to these sites to increase their ranking and eventually push down negative reviews off the first pages of search engines results page.
Where to get intro/outro for podcast?
You can get them from http://fiverr.com/ and http://voice123.com/.
Are PR angles still needed?
No, the PR will be based on the client’s video.
What is the s3 account for?
The s3 account will act as podcast storage if you don’t have one.
Is the service only suited to some types of businesses?
The service suits all types of businesses who want to build their authority and those who want to generate multimedia traffic, which is not dependent on just one platform.
Why do you recommend 5 minutes?
After viewing heatmaps from hundreds of videos we’ve proven that around 5 minutes is the best length to maintain interest and attention. After that it drops away and customers start to defer viewing. Ideally you will want to keep them 2-3 minutes for maximum retention.
What if My Blog Uses Leadplayer?
We are familiar with Leadplayer and can use this for your YouTube Embeds.
What If I don’t use YouTube?
We are familiar with Vimeo and Wistia. We do not recommend using S3 hosted solutions for Video since it compromises the playback ability. Multi-Encoded videos are better for play back and also YouTube in particular is excellent for marketing reach. YouTube is the worlds biggest video site and also is owned by Google. It is easy to create an account, see here.
How can I benefit from the news production?
Most powerful tool that involves syndication of articles, PR and other methods which have been proven to be very effective.
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